The Freedom Theatre

The Freedom Theatre is developing a vibrant and creative artistic community in the northern part of the West Bank. While emphasising professionalism and innovation, the aim of the theatre is also to empower youth and women in the community and to explore the potential of arts as an important catalyst for social change. Through its work, The Freedom Theatre aims to: - Raise the quality of performing arts and cinema in the area. - Offer a space in which children and youth can act, create and express themselves freely, imagining new realities and challenging existing social and cultural barriers. - Empower the young generation to use the arts to promote positive change in their community. - B...

The Freedom Theatre
The Freedom Theatre, School Street, Jenin Refugee Camp
Jenin, Palestine no code
Palestine
+972 (0)4 2503345
http://thefreedomtheatre.org

Managing Director

Jonatan Stanczak

Management Team

Adnan Naghnaghiye, Johanna Wallin, Jonatan Stanczak, Lisa Yankowski, Miriyam Abu Ateyah, Mussadaq Jarrar, Rania Wasfi, Rawand Arqawi, Rewa Attiyeh, Ahmad Al-Araj, David Timmons, Mohammed Mouwia, Mustafa Staiti, Sarah Tuck, Suzanne Wasfi, Tayseer Khatib, Ahmad Al-Rokh, Ahmed Mattahen, Ben Rivers, Faisal Abu Alheja, Micaela Miranda, Mohammad Assaadi, Nabeel Al-Raee, Qais Assaadi, Rabea Torkman, Sami Saade

Board of Directors

Noam Chomsky, Luisa Morgantini, Judith Butler, Ibrahim Abu Khalifa, Adnan Naghnaghiye, Johanna Wallin, Jonatan Stanczak, Lisa Yankowski, Miriyam Abu Ateyah, Mussadaq Jarrar, Rania Wasfi, Rawand Arqawi, Rewa Attiyeh, Ahmad Al-Araj, David Timmons, Mohammed Mouwia, Mustafa Staiti, Sarah Tuck, Suzanne Wasfi, Tayseer Khatib, Ahmad Al-Rokh, Ahmed Mattahen, Ben Rivers, Faisal Abu Alheja, Micaela Miranda, Mohammad Assaadi, Nabeel Al-Raee, Qais Assaadi, Rabea Torkman, Sami Saade

Project Leaders

Jonatan Stanczak

Mission

The Freedom Theatre is developing a vibrant and creative artistic community in the northern part of the West Bank. While emphasising professionalism and innovation, the aim of the theatre is also to empower youth and women in the community and to explore the potential of arts as an important catalyst for social change. Through its work, The Freedom Theatre aims to: - Raise the quality of performing arts and cinema in the area. - Offer a space in which children and youth can act, create and express themselves freely, imagining new realities and challenging existing social and cultural barriers. - Empower the young generation to use the arts to promote positive change in their community. - Break the cultural isolation that separates Jenin from the wider Palestinian and global communities.

Programs

The Freedom Theatre is a community-based theatre and cultural centre in Jenin Refugee Camp, occupied Palestine. We offer a unique programme of activities in performing arts and multimedia, including acting, psychodrama, playback theatre, stage design, filmmaking, photography and creative writing. Our Theatre Programme contains a range of activities that cover the therapeutic, playful and educational aspects of theatre, as well as professional training and artistic productions. While introducing particularly the young generation of Jenin to performing arts, The Freedom Theatre simultaneously runs a professional Acting School with the aim of building up long-term capacity in the field by developing a cadre of theatre professionals, actors and drama instructors. The Multimedia Programme contains wide-ranging activities within the field of visual arts, that focus on providing the participants with the chance to explore new forms of creative self-expression through film, photography and creative writing. More intensive training is also offered to trainees who develop skills in teaching other youth, thereby instilling in the participants a strong sense of empowerment and responsibility towards their community.

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